Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Second Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: H.L. Mencken
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307831116
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 656

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Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic new collection is further evidence that Mencken was our most astute, stylish, and biliously funny commentator on the eternal American quackeries. A Second Mencken Chrestomathy (a word meaning “a collection of choice passages from an author or authors”) was compiled by the sage of Baltimore before he suffered the stroke that ended his career and has only now been retrieved from his private papers by the columnist and Mencken biographer Terry Teachout. Its 238 selections—many of which have never before been published in book form—encompass subjects from Americana (“The Commonwealth of Morons”) to men and women (“Sex on the Stage”) and from criminology (“More and Better Psychopaths”) to the pursuit of happiness (“Alcohol”). The result is Mencken at his most engaging, maddening, heretical, and hilarious.

Mencken Chrestomathy

Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: H.L. Mencken
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307808874
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 656

Book Description
Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.

A Mencken Chrestomathy

A Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: Henry L. Mencken
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394435954
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 626

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In my title I revive the word chrestomathy in its true sense of 'a collection of choice passages from an author or authors, ' and ignore the late edition of 'especially one complied to assist in the acquirement of a language.' In the latter significance the term is often used by linguists, and some of the chrestomathies issued by them in recent years.

A Mencken Chrestomathy

A Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: H. L. Mencken (Henry Louis.)
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Languages : en
Pages : 627

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H L Mencken

H L  Mencken PDF Book Detail Author: Vincent Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865549210
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 183

Book Description
Over a career that spanned half of a century, Henry Louis Mencken published more than 10 million words. More than a million were written about him, many of which, Mencken liked to remark, were highly condemnatory. He was called, with good reason, the most powerful private citizen in America during the 1920s.This lively introduction to Mencken's life and work begins with a concise biographical portrait before proceeding to a consideration of the five major periods of the renowned Baltimorean's career: his literary apprenticeship; the growth of his national reputation; his fame and unprecedented popularity during the 1920s (when college students would flash the Paris-green cover of the American Mercury as a badge of sophistication); the decline of his reputation during the Depression; and his renewed popularity during the 1940s, with the publication of his autobiographical trilogy, the Days books. In discussing this varied career, Vincent Fitzpatrick touches upon all the roles that Mencken played: journalist; editor; redoubtable critic of literature, culture, and politics; philologist; and autobiographer. Drawing upon Mencken's extensive correspondence of more than 100,000 letters, the book stresses his unflagging belief in the need for free speech (up to the limits of common decency). Indeed, in the end Mencken proved a significant American civil libertarian.Iconoclast, critic, satirist, "individualist," H. L. Mencken offered unique insights into American life. His lifelong celebration of the freedom to dissent marks his most enduring contribution to a nation that gave him such a wealth of material and so much delight.

Menckeniana

Menckeniana PDF Book Detail Author: Henry Louis Mencken
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Languages : en
Pages : 16

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A Mencken Chrestomathy

A Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: Henry Louis Mencken
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Pages : 627

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A Mencken Chrestomathy

A Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: Henry Louis Mencken
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Pages : 679

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A Mencken Chrestomathy

A Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: Henry Louis Mencken
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A Mencken chrestomathy

A Mencken chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: Henry L. Mencken
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Pages : 626

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A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

A Second Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: H. L. Mencken
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801885495
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 528

Book Description
With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy. Discovered among his private papers and edited by columnist Terry Teachout, this collection is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked Mencken’s astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century. This chrestomathy (“a collection of literary passages”) incorporates writings about a variety of subjects: politics, war, music, literature, men and women, lawyers, and the brethren of the cloth.

A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

A Second Mencken Chrestomathy PDF Book Detail Author: H. L. Mencken
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801885495
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 528

Book Description
With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy. Discovered among his private papers and edited by columnist Terry Teachout, this collection is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked Mencken’s astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century. This chrestomathy (“a collection of literary passages”) incorporates writings about a variety of subjects: politics, war, music, literature, men and women, lawyers, and the brethren of the cloth.

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management PDF Book Detail Author: James C. Van Horne
Publisher: Pearson Educación
ISBN: 9789702602385
Category : Business enterprice
Languages : en
Pages : 743

Book Description
Intended as an introductory course, this text contains updated institutional material, international in scope, & the effects of electronic commerce. It provides tips, Q & A's and special features, and is Web-site supported.